Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just 4 Things

-I've been working a lot lately. Like A LOT a lot. So far this week I've worked 40.8 hours . . . and it's only Wednesday. Just remember the paycheck, Rebecca.

-Rob and I have moved into my parents' house while they are serving a 12-month mission. The move went okay, but I haven't really had a chance to get settled in at all--even my unmentionables remain in a box waiting to be unpacked.

-Today I had an elderly gentleman request that I ask the pharmacist about an over-the-counter remedy for leg cramps. After I talked with him about it for a bit he requested again that I just ask the pharmacist. It gave me a simultaneous sensation of irritation and a sort of sick satisfaction to inform him that he was already talking to the pharmacist.

-My husband is a saint. He has been making lunches and dinners, unpacking, grocery shopping, running errands, etc., etc., etc. (xox, Rob!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dream

I had a dream the other night that I was at work and the customer I was helping was a missionary. I was ringing up his items at the cash register and after he swiped his card I asked, "Credit or debit?" To this he replied, "Louis" (pronounced Lewis; I guess the dreaming part of my brain doesn't know how to spell very well). When he said this I somehow knew that Louis was his first name. Anyway, he says "Louis" and I look down at the register to discover that there is actually a button labeled "LOUIS." I push the button and the charge goes through completing the transaction.

I've been working too much.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hiking fun times

Last weekend we decided to hike Ferguson Canyon which was supposed to take us to a really nice overlook of Salt Lake City. I'm sure if you follow the trail all the way to the top the view is great, but I am not what you'd call an advanced hiker, or even a moderate hiker (as I learned that day), so we didn't make it all the way up. I don't mind getting tired and dirty; I just never realized what a scaredy-pants I am when it comes to really steep and slippery trails with lots of rocks and a creek at the bottom. After hiking up for about 1.5 hours, we decided to just head back down because I was practically having a panic attack trying to bring myself to approach the next part of the trail.

Even though we didn't make it to the top, we still got a couple of nice photos.

Here's a little peek of the view we would have seen from the top.

We found this nice little waterfall; it was a great spot.

The traveling duck needed to get some fresh air; I think this hike was just what the doctor ordered!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Subject to Change Without Prior Notice, Suckas

Did you all know that Rob has his own blog? I am not certain that you do know this, so I've decided that I must spread the word. I feel strongly about this because I am upset, even angry, that you have been missing out on the entertainment that is Rob's sense of humor. How can I allow you all to continue living this way?

Here's what you can expect when you visit Rob's blog:

-Sketchbook drawings. This is my favorite one to date.

-Funny videos. The second one in this post is especially hilarious (although it is hard to believe from the first part of the video that it will be anything but very grim).

-Useful information. When Rob discovers something that was kind of a pain in the butt to figure out, he will create a post that explains the process so other people don't have to go through the same annoying process. For instance, when he figured out this, he explained it on his blog. Sure this information may not apply to you, but there are A LOT of people who find his blog posts through Google searches. In fact, the blogging program Rob uses (Wordpress) has a really handy application that shows how many people have looked at your blog and which posts they looked at, and the most viewed posts are generally the useful information ones.

-Just really funny stuff, like this.

So stop by Rob's blog any old time and enjoy! Tell him Rebecca sent you and you will receive 10% off your total purchase!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July

Just a quick report on our holiday:

-Rob got up around 5:15 a.m. to help the scouts put flags up around our ward. I slept in quite peacefully and contentedly.

-Rob came home only to leave again at 7:15 to help set up tables and chairs for our ward's neighborhood breakfast. I continued to sleep, unaware that he had even come home until he informed me that he was headed out again.

-We went to said breakfast around 8:30, chatted with a few folks, and watched the bike parade for the kiddies. The entertainment level of this parade was inversely proportional to its length: very short, but a ton of fun to watch. I love seeing the thrilled look on kids' faces when they realize a bunch of adults are cheering for them.

-We hung out at our place most of the day, ate food, and watched movies.

-We went up Little Cottonwood Canyon and hiked around for about 2.5 hours. It was beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery.

-You will be pleased to hear that the replacement bladder for Rob's hydration pack (sent to us for free from The North Face) does not leak like the original did. Thank you, lifetime warranty!

-After our hike we went grocery shopping (yes, I know; we are TOO exciting), then came home to eat dinner, shower, and sit around our place. We had planned to watch fireworks, but we were so tuckered out that we just spent the evening at home relaxing.

For me, the best part of celebrating holidays is spending time with Rob doing whatever we want, even if that means we do nothing. We had a great holiday, even though it did not contain the typical elements of an Independence Day celebration.